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Chunky Grilled Vegetable Guacamole

Chunky Grilled Vegetable GuacamoleThe best thing to say about this recipe is… — yum! Enjoy this delicious guacamole as a snack or appetizer with whole grain tortillas. It’'s also nice as a side to grilled fish, chicken or any Mexican dish. Recipe by Patricia Chuey, RD.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons canola oil - divided use (plus more for the grill)
1 small zucchini, cut lengthwise in 3 long strips
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeds removed, sliced in half
1 just ripe avocado, peeled, sliced in half
1/2 small red onion, sliced in half
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup cilantro, minced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare grill by brushing with canola oil. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Lightly brush both sides of vegetables with 1 tablespoon of the canola oil. Place zucchini strips, bell pepper, avocado and onion halves on the grill for about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  3. Remove from grill. Finely dice zucchini, pepper and onion. Place in large bowl. Add avocado and mash in.
  4. Stir in remaining canola oil, lime juice and cilantro. Refrigerate until serving.

Makes 8 (1/4 cup) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 80; Total Fat 7g; Saturated Fat 1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 0mg; Potassium 185mg; Carbohydrates 4g; Fiber 2g; Sugars 1g; Protein 1g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of CanolaInfo.